Success Stories: Our Experts at NAILG Helped a Russian Research Assistant in Software Engineering Win NIW Approval in Less Than 6 Months and Without RFE


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On March 11th, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Assistant in the Field of Software Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Software Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant

Country of Origin: Russia

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Louisiana

Approval Notice Date: March 11th, 2022

Processing Time: 5 months, 16 days

Case Summary:

The EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver) nonimmigrant visa category requires the applicants to produce tangible proof of how their work is of national importance. This is where our firm comes in. We help clients prepare and file their applications to the USCIS and aid them throughout the adjudication process. So whenever we have a client in this category, we make sure to first ascertain for ourselves the value of their claim to the NIW category by looking at their academic and professional documents.

So when an expert in the field of software engineering, with a proposed endeavor to work on the problem of software fairness and quality, came to us, we made sure to follow the same steps. We soon discovered the following information:

  • He wanted to continue his work in the field with the goal to improve existing software and provide better tools for software developers across bug localization, design decisions, software history documentation, and education.
  • His research advancing his proposed endeavor is of great importance because it improves standards for software fairness and quality related to software engineering education and mitigates costly software failures.
  • Due to its clear national importance, his research has in fact been supported with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Notably, he served as the web and social media chair for an international workshop, where he maintained the workshop websites, promoted the event on Twitter and Facebook, and shared key information about deadlines, submission steps, and volunteering opportunities.
  • His research has resulted in 5 peer-reviewed journal articles (1 of them first-authored) and 5 conference papers (4 of them first-authored).
  • These papers have been cited at least 52 times previously by members of the peer scientific community.
  • He has also conducted reviews for 2 highly reputed scientific journals in his field of study.
  • Finally, we showed that he had received written letters from experts supporting and corroborating his work. Two of these are:

“[Client’s] work on software fairness and quality has proven to be essential to achieving reductions in discriminatory applications of software and guaranteeing more equitable access to the technologies and economic opportunities that such software enables. One instance of this is the underrepresentation in computer science of women and minorities, with only around one-quarter of software developers worldwide being women.”

“With the sharing economy developing into a multi-billion-dollar segment of the American economy, [client’s] research is of the utmost importance in ensuring fairness in this economic sector. [Client’s] software contributions are therefore extremely valuable to the United States and support more equal participation in the economy.”

We used these pieces of information to build a tightly packed petition letter. So when the approval came through less than 6 months after filing, we were very happy. We thank our client for choosing our firm and we wish him the best.

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